i’m co-hosting the circle with the lovely kiki over at | in its time | this month.
to say i’m thrilled would be an understatement; because you see, kiki is pretty incredible .
she is beyond talented (photography, graphic design, compassionate heart) and has a true desire to dig into the lives of others. to me – the circle does that. it’s an opportunity to get to know each other on different levels and have fun while doing it.
this month we tossed around the idea of a coffee date because lets be honest who doesn’t love sitting down with a warm cup of joe and a close friend chatting about what makes your heart happy.
welcome to our coffee date, and please join in.
at the wooden bar in the library of bake house. the chill is radiating through the windows a little bit – i pull my scarf a little higher.
i’m nursing a delicious chai tea latte. i’m a little bit of a chai tea snob and if a coffee shop offers chai tea on their menu, i’ll judge them on how it tastes – yeah i’m a horrible person. i’m also eating a delicious chocolate crackle cookie – trust me, you haven’t tasted a chocolate cookie until you’ve had one of these.
whew. can i just say how thankful i am that it is finally wednesday? have you ever noticed how we long for friday to come and yet we whine and are blind sighted when we realize how quickly the year is going? i mean it is already the middle of january! (how did that happen!?!) i’ve also got to be honest and say that my 2013 goal list hasn’t been FULLY pushed into gear. & i’m ok with that, i think we get caught up in this “i have this list and all of this as to change starting january 1!!” personally i think we set ourselves up for failure with that mentality – change, real change, takes time and a constant effort.
also…i’m so glad you’re here – cheesy right? 😉 this blogging community, these friendships i’ve built and am developing – i’m in awe of. i never thought that hitting the word “publish” would connect me to so many incredible, unique, selfless individuals. <3 love y’all.
so many options, i mean really, i have to narrow it down?! i’m going to pick a few (hey i helped come up with the question, i can break the rules!) bryce avary of the rocket summer. my parents – which may sound weird, but since they passed when i was so young there are many questions that i have now that i’m an adult and actually WANT them as my friends.
good art, clean lines, white walls, gold accents, blank canvases – there is inspiration in everything.
i really believe that 2014 is going to be a year where i tap into some much needed art therapy. i’ve had someone recently reach out wanting to commission me for a painting (what?! seriously?!) and a few other situations where i’ve been humbled to have people regard what i “do” (pictures, painting, drawing, decorating, writing) as art. i’ve always been fortunate enough to be inspired easily.
let’s see – after our coffee i should probably get back to work, i’m sure after all this time i’m late (whoops!). When the work day winds down i’ll be heading to my garage for a good work out session, then cleaning the house, do a load of laundry, read some harry potter, and call it a day.
we would love for you to join us this month and answer the questions in your own post and link up back here so we can all have one big coffee date!
9 comments on “the circle | coffee date”
1. That's it. I'm coming to SC so I can sit in that cafe with you. You had me at the words "library" and "bake."
2. I DO THE SAME THING WITH CHAI.
3. Hey, it's only January 15th. Your list SHOULDN'T be pushed fully into gear 😉 One step at a time. Personally, I'm not starting something until I've completely finished one thing…unless it's an on-going thing…
4. I love that you picked your parents. I would want that for you too. 🙂
5. In that third photo, are you seeing all the fire wood packed in on that shelf next to that fireplace….that looks like it's wearing a crown? What the what?! LOVE IT. Also, I would love to see your artwork!
I love this idea! And I love your love for the Rocket Summer =)
You know what? I've never actually tried chai tea. My mom was addicted to it for awhile and I never did take a sip of hers. I need to try it next time I see it on a menu.
Yeees, read some Harry Potter! So good! Also, I love the bedroom you've been inspired by lately. That looks so cozy!
I have a mental list of which coffee shops in our town (and maybe a few others…) that make the best chai! And that chocolate crinkle looks delish!
Um, hello this is the perfect-est coffee date ever. I so want to see this coffee shop (it sounds amazing–seriously, you had me at the name) and you need to show me these chai lattes! I'm not a huge tea/coffee drinker but I'm always open for a good sip and trying something new, especially if they're good. 🙂
Also, that coffee date with your parents would be perfect for you. Even though I've never met them (or you, really), it really does sound like the perfect place to be with them. 🙂
And, um, painting commissions? A-mazing! Please show me your work!!!
p.s. That watercolor of the topknot? Loooooove. That's usually what my topknots look like after a few hours and I usually hate the messy look so this gives me a whole new outlook on topknots!
You know, I've heard that Charleston is pretty amazing. And every picture that you post is just clarifying that.
I want to be a barista at that shop. haha Which is saying a lot, because after only 3 months, I'm getting a little burned out on being a barista… eh. Praying the joy and fun comes back.
Anyways. I wanted you to know, just like I told Kiki, that this link-up is PERFECT! The idea of a coffee date was seriously THE best idea. Love it! 🙂
Also, whoever designed the logo up there = perfection. 🙂
girl. if you are reading Harry Potter we are talking about that the whole time! I'll also tell you that we are investing in the mega super special feature packed ultimate bluray Harry Potter DVD's even though we already own (multiple) copies of just the DVD… baha! we'll sell you the regular copies though 😉
The coffee shop you are describing sounds amazing!
Also the chocolate crackle cookie–sounds so good!! 🙂